Mexico City, Mexico, June 19, 2016- Jorge Quiñones serves earned Mexico’s first win at 2016 FIVB World League while defeating Germany 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 15-25, 25-17) at Gimnasio Olimpico Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.Jorge Quiñones scored 12 points on 4 aces and 8 attacks that eludedGermany’s receivers. Daniel Vargas and Samuel Cordova topped Mexico’s scorers with 13 points apiece and Jorge Barajas contributed with 12. Mexico finishes with 1-2 record and Germany with 0-3. Mexico dominated Germany with advantage in kills (52-46), in blocks (13-8) and in aces (8-1).
Mexico controlled the first set without difficulties, leading with a huge 13-6 advantage by the hands of Samuel Cordova and Jorge Barajas. Mexico was focused, performing well in defence and attack. Germany’s Georg Klein and Jan Zimmerman managed blocking Mexico’s offence, moving closer but Mexico remained on top 16-11. Germany scored on several Mexican errors and their effective blocking as the score reached 19 all. Jorge Barajas joined by Ivan Marquez carried Mexico’s first set win by 25-20.
Ruben Schott and Dirk Westphal began Germany’s offence in set two. Mexican Daniel Vargas and Jorge Quiñonez did their share keeping Mexico forward 10-7. Jorge Quiñones aced three times dismantling German’s receivers as Mexico led 12-8. Action continued with exhausting rallies, where Tom Strohback and Sebastian Kühner scored for Germany. Vargas and Cordova continued with their strong shots, joined by Tomas Aguilera and Barajas. Germany had difficulties with their defence while Mexico won set two 25-20.Germany took the lead in the third set 7-4 on Mexico’s consecutive errors and on Tim Broshog’s attacks and blocks. Sebastin Kühner joined Germany’s forces, as his blocking stopped Mexico’s spikers for his team’s lead 12-7. Germany kept their blocking performance in tune as they led 17-9. Georg Klein scored two consecutive points on a kill and an ace while Samuel Cordova avoided Germany’s blockers; still Germany controlled the play with a huge advantage up to the final 25-15.Mexico got back on track in the fourth set while moving on top 6-3. Ruben Schott helped Germany’s scoring campaign with effective attacks and defence; as well as Mexico’s continuous mistakes for a 7-all score. Jorge Barajas with two points on a kill and an ace, along with a laser shot from Nestor Orellana put Mexico in the lead 14-11. Sebastin Kuhner continued his offence on Germany’s side reducing Mexico’s margin. Mexico’s lead went on growing with their powerful serves and good blocking up to the 25-17 seal.